2018-2019 Staff

Jackie Ludicke

Jackie is a Junior at MCDS. This is her second year on the staff.

Mia Batista

Where I Was Born: I was born here in Miami, Florida  Why I joined The Spartacus: I joined the Spartacus because after taking Journalism in 10th grade, I grew an affinity for making news reports.  What I’m Passio...

Giulianna Bruce

Where I Was Born Miami, Florida Why I joined The Spartacus I joined the Spartacus to inform the student body and the teachers at Country Day, as well as write about subjects that will interest them. I also joined the Spa...

Taisa Strouse

Taisa Strouse is Co-Editor in Chief of The Spartacus together with Sofia Paredes.  This is her fourth year on The Spartacus, where she's had various roles, including Sports Editor last year.  Taisa is on both the Varsity So...

Sophia Gostfrand

Sophia Gostfrand is an 11th grade student reporter at Miami Country Day School. In the Spring, she plays varsity girls softball. Sophia is also involved with the Best Buddies club at school. This is her second year on The Spart...

Karen S. Davis, CJE

Karen S. Davis is an Emmy-winning Producer/Writer, nationally certified Journalism Educator, avid photographer, digital storyteller and proud adviser to The Spartacus and Spartan TV. I Was Born Kingston, NY Why I joined The...

Sofia Paredes

Sofia Paredes was named Co-Editor-in-Chief alongside Taisa Strouse in the spring of 2019. She is a senior and a member of the Varsity Girls Swimming and Water Polo teams. She is also on the board of Girl Up and the Science Nati...

Maria Silva

Where I Was Born Florianópolis, Brazil Why I joined The Spartacus I joined The Spartacus because of my love for writing and to ensure that the student body is both informed and engaged with what is happening in our comm...

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